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Legal to monitor employees

An European court just ruled that it is legal for employers to monitor employees. This ruling came after an employee took an employer to court for reading his personal and very private messages.
Read the full story here.

Remember that laws differ from country to country and you also need to look at the specifics of each case.

Legal doesn't always mean right.

Just because you are legally allowed to do something doesn't always mean it is morally the correct thing to do. You might (will) get employers that are more concerned (or even obsessed) with invading employees privacy than monitoring them to ensure company resources are not wasted.

The same thing goes for spouses that want to monitor each other. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. If you are secretly monitoring your spouse, aren't you the one breaking the trust?

There are however times when spying is the right thing to do.

When you already know there is a problem - if you are 90% sure that your spouse is …